Nar Phu Trek

The Nar Phu Valley trek will take you to the paradise land of the hidden valley in Remote Annapurna. The Nar Phu valley trek was formally opened in 2003 for visitors. Trekkers’ require a special trekking permit issued by Nepal Immigration through the registered trekking company and license guide.

Nar Phu trek is one of the challenging hikes in Annapurna that combines high mountain peaks and Kang La Pass. Discover native villages, narrow rock formations, canyons, ethical Buddhist temples and gompas on a trek. The trek route is popular for wildlife like Himalayan  Thar, Snow leopard, and Nepal’s most branded herbal medicine (Yarsagumba– A caterpillar from the high Himalayas). Some say that this trek is one of the trails of Yarsagumba and one of Nepal’s culturally rich biodiversity trekking routes.

Main Features of Nar Phu Trek are:

  • This trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Trekking is not only picturesque, but a real event in the indelible Himalayan hills.
  • The bright peaks, colorful Himalayan rice, friendly Tibetan Buddhists, and the yak caravans around the village are very interesting.
  • During the fall season, the weather, scenery and  celerity is gorgeous.

How to Trek Nar Phu Valley?

To trek to Nar Phu valley, take a drive to Koto, Manang from Kathmandu along the Bashishar route of Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trek.  From Koto, turn right over the suspension bridge of Marshyangdi river, you connect Nar Phu Valley. Within 8-10 days of trekking, you can reach an altitude of 5,000m and enjoy the best views of the Himalayas. Trekking offers opportunities to learn about colorful and pristine Tibetan Buddhist temples, stone carved prayer walls. It is the best way to learn Buddhism and lifestyle directly through locals.

After Nar Phu trekking, cross the highest peak of Kang La Pass (5,300m) and head to the village of Nagwal in Manang. Manang is a popular stop for Annapurna Circuit trekking. Then take an off-road drive along Apple Orchard and drive back to Kathmandu through the beautiful green forest and Med Hills. Thus, trekking is not only a secluded and hidden landscape, but also a natural experience in Nepal.

Nar Phu valley is not only suitable for trekking, but also as a gateway to the popular Himlung and Saribung expedition. The village is a hub and base camp for Mt. Himlung Himal and Saribung Himal, which is 7,000m high. Both expeditions can be connected via the Upper Mustang and via the Tiri La Pass. It is also the newly opened exciting trekking and climbing adventure trail in Nepal.

Best time for Nar Phu Trek

This hike is possible during the monsoon (June-August) and two peak travel periods (March-May and September-December). Trekking is comfortable in the monsoon, but access to the mountain roads to Besisahar can be hindered by mud and landslides. In winter (December-February), if it snows, the high pass will be impassable. During the Autumn season, the weather, scenery, and celerity is gorgeous. The bright peaks, colorful Himalayan rice, friendly and smiling Tibetan Buddhists, and yak caravans around the village are very interesting.


Nar Phu Trek Altitude Level


Saribung Expedition

Saribung Himal is located between the kingdom of Mustang and Manang border across the holy lake Damodar Kunda. Peak has been newly designated for remote mountaineering and expedition in the Annapurna Conservation Area of ​​the Annapurna region. The Nar Phu Valley is Tibetan Khampa inhabitants on the hidden side of the Annapurna circuit trek route. Saribung Trek is totally wilderness destination for adventure and nature lovers. The Saribung expedition require multiple special permits. The Saribung Route and Tiri La Pass are technically tricky, because of lack of acclimatization, un-sure planning and losing the yak walking trails between Luri Gompa to Nar Phu Village. Mount Saribung is 6,329m high. The Saribung Peak expedition is important among trekkers for its challenging passes and great camping experience.

Main Features of Saribung Expedition are:

  • Discover Upper Mustang and beyond during the Saribung Peak expedition
  • Demanding wild trekking with camping experience
  • Adventurous glacier and snow hikes to the summit

Best Time for Saribung Expedition

The Spring and Autumn seasons are good for speeding up Saribung Peak. During the Autumn season, the weather, scenery, and celerity is gorgeous. The bright peaks, colorful Himalayan rice, friendly and smiling Tibetan Buddhists, and yak caravans around the village are very interesting.

Due to the altitude, climate and remoteness of this area, it requires more training and preparation than other mountain peaks in Nepal. It most often straddled dry, rugged terrain and glacial motion modes, complete with climbing equipment. Required to set up a tall camping tent for mountaineering. From the summit of Saribung, you can cover parts of Peri Himal and Himlung Himal, parts of Mt. Tibet, and the arid landscape of the Kingdom of Mustang. After climbing the summit, you will enter another hidden valley called Nar Phu. A completely secret valley with ancient monasteries, colorful stupas and barley fields.